KATHMANDU: Amid the controversy over the Guthi Bill, a recently-release full text of the Supreme Court’s decision states that destruction of guthi will lead to destruction of religion, culture and tradition.
The SC issued the decision in a case related to Janakpur-based raj guthi on April 29. In the decision, the SC has said religion, culture and tradition can be saved for generations through guthis.
The decision also states that any matter related to abolishing religion and culture would not get a clean chit from the court.
“The court cannot be lenient towards any act aimed at destroying property of temples and religious sites because that would destroy religion and culture. Democracy cannot be institutionalised in a society where there’s no justice,” reads the decision.
A version of this article appears in print on June 18, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.